Two Doors Down. Image shows from L to R: Beth (Arabella Weir), Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC
Two Doors Down

Two Doors Down

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2013 - 2023
  • 47 episodes (7 series)

Comedy focused on Latimer Crescent residents Eric and Beth Baird, plus their neighbours and immediate family. Stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Doon Mackichan, Jonathan Watson, Elaine C. Smith and more.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - Eric's Colon

Two Doors Down. Eric (Alex Norton). Copyright: BBC
Eric's patience is tested to the limit when his attempts to recover peacefully from a minor medical mishap are interrupted by his unruly neighbours.

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Further details

Eric is in poor shape following a slightly bungled medical procedure. With a rear end that is very tender, he is recuperating face down on the couch.

Cathy and Colin arrive, full of sympathy... and a bottle of wine.

Christine turns up, scolding Beth for forgetting to take her shopping, but is distracted by seeing the prostrate Eric. On hearing that Ian is coming over, Christine turns him into her personal shopper and he in turn gets Gordon to bring over a big crusty loaf to go along with the soup that Beth is making for everyone.

All Eric wants is to be allowed to convalesce in peace and his family and neighbours push their luck to the limit when they get a little too involved in some deeply personal matters. Eric has had enough!

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 5th February 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 5th April 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 9th April 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 12th October 2020 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 13th October 2020 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 17th January 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 4th July 2021 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Wednesday 15th September 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 16th September 2021 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 5th February 2022 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 6th February 2022 2:30am Gold
Saturday 30th April 2022 2:00am Gold
Saturday 30th April 2022 2:35am Gold
Wednesday 6th July 2022 12:25am Gold
Sunday 30th July 2023 10:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Arabella Weir Beth
Alex Norton Eric
Doon Mackichan Cathy
Jonathan Watson Colin
Elaine C. Smith Christine
Jamie Quinn Ian
Kieran Hodgson Gordon
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sasha Ransome Director
Margot Gavan Duffy Producer
Steven Canny Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Simon Carlyle Associate Producer
Gregor Sharp Associate Producer
Angela Murray Line Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Jo Buckingham Casting Director
Carole K. Fraser (as Carole Fraser) Costume Designer
Sarah Bartles-Smith Director of Photography
Maxine Dallas Make-up Designer
Morris Milne 1st Assistant Director
Kate Daughton Commissioning Editor
Ewan Angus Commissioning Editor

Video

Eric's colon trouble

Colin and Cathy are a little bit concerned about Eric's bum.

Featuring: Arabella Weir (Beth), Alex Norton (Eric), Doon Mackichan (Cathy) & Jonathan Watson (Colin).

Press

It is the juxtaposition of coarse and gentle that wins the day in this Scottish comedy. Following a routine but invasive examination, Eric is lying prone on the sofa in considerable discomfort. Cue a procession of well-wishers who aim to lift his spirits, but inevitably miss the target.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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